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This IDC study provides an overview of how IDC defines and measures the converged systems market. Technology definitions that directly relate to IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker are provided as the descriptions of IDC's approach to segmenting this market.
"IT departments around the world are increasingly turning to converged systems to improve utilization rates of their infrastructure, reduce time to deployment of new applications, ease infrastructure management burdens, and reduce the risk of downtime," said Eric Sheppard, research director, Storage. "The wide-ranging benefits associated with converged systems are helping drive interest in the technology and ultimately increased rates of adoption."
Application development and deployment, Application development software, Application server middleware, Applications, Disk storage, Enterprise server, Ethernet switch, Fibre Channel, FCoE, iSCSI SANs, Hypervisors, InfiniBand switching, Integration and process automation middleware, Networks, Routers, Scalable hardware, Scale-out file systems, Software, Storage, Storage area network, Storage systems, System and network management software, System infrastructure software, Virtual machine software, Virtualization